Craigslist said in a statement it ended personals over concerns the law could subject websites to criminal and civil liability for third-party content. Hopefully we can bring them back some day.
Craigslist ended adult services in Critics of the legislation argued that it undermine a basic underpinning of the internet, which enables websites to host information from third parties without liability. The measure "creates a host of obstacles to the free and open internet," said Emma Llanso of the Center for Democracy and Technology, a digital rights organizations.
Robyn Greene of the New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute said the law "will result in increased censorship and harm the internet economy, hitting small businesses and start-ups the hardest, but it won't effectively combat human trafficking.
Greene added that the measure "could even do real harm by driving the perpetrators of these horrible crimes further underground. ST's Telegram channel here and get the latest breaking news delivered to you. We have been experiencing some problems with subscriber log-ins and apologise for the inconvenience caused.
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